• WordNet 3.6
    • n transplantation the act of removing something from one location and introducing it in another location "the transplant did not flower until the second year","too frequent transplanting is not good for families","she returned to Alabama because she could not bear transplantation"
    • n transplantation an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient) "he had a kidney transplant","the long-term results of cardiac transplantation are now excellent","a child had a multiple organ transplant two months ago"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Back in 1919, the Russian transplant pioneer Serge Voronoff made headlines by grafting monkey testicles onto human males.
    • Transplantation The act of transplanting, or the state of being transplanted; also, removal. "The transplantation of Ulysses to Sparta."
    • Transplantation (Surg) The removal of tissues from a healthy part, and the insertion of them in another place where there is a lesion; as, the transplantation of tissues in autoplasty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1967, the first successful heart transplant was performed in Cape Town, South Africa
    • n transplantation The act of transplanting a living plant or shifting it to new soil.
    • n transplantation The removal of an inhabitant or the inhabitants of one place or region to a different one for residence; also, the persons so removed.
    • n transplantation In surgery, the removal of living tissue from one part of the body to another, or from one individual to another, to supply a part that has been lost or to lessen a deformity, as in the Taliacotian operation.
    • n transplantation A pretended method of curing any disease by making it pass from the sick person to another person, or even to an animal or a vegetable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first human heart transplant happened on December 3, 1967. Unfortunately the patient only lived for eighteen days, succumbing in the end to pneumonia
    • ns Transplantation act of transplanting, the removal of a living plant to another place, the removal of living tissue from one part of the body, or from one individual, to another
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  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprung up.”
  • Beano Cook
    Beano Cook
    “You only have to bat a thousand two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4 for five.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. transplantation,


In literature:

Kill the snake, transplant the tree, and the fruit will grow as before.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
The temporary transplanting had had a strange and exotic effect.
"Miss Mink's Soldier and Other Stories" by Alice Hegan Rice
The flowers of the mind, if they can be transplanted at all, often flourish with special vigour on alien soil.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
This is the one spot where a native American race has transplanted itself by its natural expansion to Asiatic shores.
"Influences of Geographic Environment" by Ellen Churchill Semple
Mrs. Peet was too old and too characteristic to be suddenly transplanted from her native soil.
"A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches" by Sarah Orne Jewett
But Rose, you see, had been transplanted.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
Too often the best and noblest attributes of the people wither and die out by the process of transplanting.
"The Great Lone Land" by W. F. Butler
High-born and highly married, thou art like a lotus transplanted from one mighty lake into another.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
These transplanted New Englanders were outspoken advocates of the Wilmot Proviso.
"Stephen A. Douglas" by Allen Johnson
Cucumbers and melons of all kinds should now be sown, and evergreens transplanted.
"The Present Picture of New South Wales (1811)" by David Dickinson Mann

In poetry:

Send to the prince's daughter
Her ruddy, fair-eyed king,
Like a fruitful branch he blossoms,
Transplanted to a spring.
"For A Marriage" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
But when the summons shall arrive
To bear this lovely flower away,
Again may she transplanted be
To blossom in eternity.
"To My Daughter Elizabeth" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
Nor blame I Death, because he bare
The use of virtue out of earth:
I know transplanted human worth
Will bloom to profit, otherwhere.
"In Memoriam 82: I Wage Not Any Feud With Death" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
"They shall all bloom in fields of light,
Transplanted by my care,
And saints, upon their garments white,
These sacred blossoms wear."
"Voices Of The Night : The Reaper And The Flowers" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
May some kind angel swiftly fly,
And leave the region of the sky,
Transplant thee to a clime where ne'er
Sad winter mars the blooming year.
"Written In An Album" by James Avis Bartley
"But though I feel how sharp the pang from thee and thine to sever,
To look upon these darling ones the last time and for ever;
Yet in this sad and dark old land, by desolation haunted,
My heart has struck its roots too deep ever to be transplanted.
"The Irish Emigrant’s Mother" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

While the birthers and xenophobes who patrol the border might too easily forget it, Arizona is a land of transplants and exiles.
The National Kidney Foundation announced Friday that it has named an award in honor of Burl Osborne, the pioneering kidney transplant recipient who led The Dallas Morning News for 21 years.
A community lecture on how cadaver cartilage transplantation can ease pain is planned for Wednesday at the Via.
Phone call changes star athlete's plans for Transplant Games in Grand Rapids.
Plugs of 'Takion White' at transplant.
Public cord blood banking allows your donation of cord blood to be available for anyone in need of a transplant, including your own family.
He lost his little bunny foo foo during his last stem cell transplant.
Almost 28,000 Americans received organ transplants last year.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The US Coast Guard says specialists are transplanting coral at risk from a freighter grounded just off an uninhabited island near Puerto Rico.
Full Face Transplant A Success.
Man who received first full face transplant doing great 7 months after procedure.
This full-face transplant represents a significant milestone in plastic surgery, and Dr Janis reports Wiens is recovering well and will help lead the charge as an advocate for facial transplantation in the future.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney says he may have to have heart transplant.
Organ Transplant Denied To Second Medical Marijuana Patient.
When potential organ donors die, time is of the essence for those awaiting transplants.

In science:

The first I call a transplant operation that in fact is a replacement of appropriate Schr¨odinger l ′ angular momentum state representations with isothermal l state representations.
A Sketch for a Quantum Theory of Gravitity
Thus we can transplant the isothermal gravitational equilibrium states into the full angular dependent schr¨odinger equation by agreeing to restrict the angular momentum states of that equation in a specific way to D type quantum gravity states.
A Sketch for a Quantum Theory of Gravitity
To do this I will first give an alternative version of the transplant version of placing isothermal gravitation equilibrium states into the Schr¨odinger equation given above.
A Sketch for a Quantum Theory of Gravitity
The reason for emphasising and using the transplant idea is that it seems to expose something very fundamental about what I have identified as the inverse cube force that seems to assist gravity in keeping large mass accumulations stable.
A Sketch for a Quantum Theory of Gravitity
In spite of some natural deviations, we found that the ma jority of the structures present in gauge theory can be suitably transplanted to this infinite-dimensional setting.
Gauge Theory in Riem(M)